Tucked into the Catskills, Phoenicia is a quirky little town with a vibe all its own just 15 minutes from Woodstock. The 20-room property, formerly a rustic motel, sits at the bottom of Hunter Mountain, making it particularly good base camp in the winter months. Admittedly, the guest rooms are pretty no-frills—but that’s kind of the point: It’s the kind of place you’d happily cozy up by the fire pit or go on a long hike by Tanbark Trail, a nearby two-mile loop known for its views. In warmer months, there’s a lively pool scene and free Schwinn bikes available for guest use to cruise into town. Come evening, everyone hangs out for a nightcap around the fire pit, where they’re likely roasting s’mores. While Graham & Co. doesn’t have its own watering hole, there are a handful of solid options within striking distance: the Bloody Marys at the Phoenicia Diner are kind of a thing; the Goods Lunchonette serves up gourmet hot dogs and grilled cheese, making it a great spot to bring littles, plus the pancakes at Sweet Sues are just as good as everyone says.

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